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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am EDT
close to the election to suggest that the government didn't know what it was doing and could have saved the lives of those men? >> well, ashleigh, it depends who you ask. if you ask democrats, it's the former. this is a political stunt to damage president obama just weeks before the election. but the republican chair of the committee, daniel issa, is saying listen, something went wrong, we need to get to the bottom of this. and indeed you're going to hear today from senior security officials that were posted in benghazi in months leading up to the attack, not on the day of the attack, posted in libya that say, look, we did send messages to the state department asking for additional security, asking for security teams that were on the ground to be extended beyond their mandate over the summer. and so these requests were apparently either denied or not responded to. and so you'll hear from these security officials, and you'll hear from charlene lamb, a deputy assistant secretary who a lot of these requests went to. and i think a lot of people are wondering why she didn't respond to
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
medicare. government health care program for those people, about 54 million americans rely on it. long-term financial health now is very shaky. the scary part, though, is that each campaign says the other side's plans for dealing with that are terrible. >> obamacaretakes $716 from medicare to spend on obamacare. >> all you seniors, have you been denied choices or lost medicare advantage? >> they haven't put a credible solution on the table. >> their ideas are old and their ideas are bad and they eliminate the guarantee of medicare. >> this is their essential claim, that my opponent will destroy medicare. is that really true? let's take a look at some of the facts and consider it. i'll bring in some tools here. look at the white house plan, to begin with. the landscape they're dealing with. the cost of medicare generally will increase over the next 10 years till it reaches about $1 trillion annually. they want to reduce that by about 10%. that's the orange part here, the part they're cutting out. now, the opponents look at that and say that's real care for real people that you're gettin
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
announcement coming out next week from the government. 1.5% to 1.7%, it ain't huge. past few years, let's look at that. benefits increased 3.6% this year because inflation was higher. what's coming next year is better than what happened in 2009 and 2010 when checks didn't go up at all. you want to blame congress but you can't blame congress for this minuscule increase coming next year. cost of living adjustment is based on the consumer price index. cpi measures inflation, e price you pay for things like food and clothing and fuel. if prices are up over the past year, those social security checks go up. and if prices haven't moved or they fall, social security checks stay the same. i guess to sort of put the slamation point sla exclamation point on this, at least they're going up a bit instead of staying the same. >> alison kosik, thank you very much. >>> more people around the country getting sick and dying from a rare meningitis outbreak. dr. gupta make ace starting discovery while into digging as to how this happened. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hu
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
government. it has happened already. i know another company was taken over by the chavez government. and the reality is that nobody really knows what is going to happen. so that's something that can be expected in the next six years. >> here is why we care and why we're talking about it. gas, oil, right? let me look down. they're the fourth largest exporter of oil to the united states. one of the top oil producing countries in the world but more than 35% of the population lives below the poverty line. as paula mentioned, economists are worried they could go off the cliff here. she mentioned default in a couple of months. listen to what some economists are saying. >> they have already reached point where the current situation can't continue, a continuation of the current policy framework could culminate in a crisis effectively. >> right now, at least, we need the oil when you hear the precarious situation that is their economy, should we be worried? >> i find the situation very ironic. we, the united states, get about 8% to 9% of the oil from venezuela, a socialist country. venezuela, a s
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and create jobs. it's estimated to create 7 million jobs. we think that government taking 28% of a family and business's income is enough. president obama thinks that the government ought to be able to take as much as 44.8% of a small business's income. look, if you taxed every person in a successful small business making over $250,000 at 100%, it would only run the government for 98 days. if everybody who paid taxes last year doubled their taxes this year, we would still have a $300 billion deficit. you see, there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. that's why we're saying we need punishment tax reform. let's look at it this way. 8 out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not corporations. where i come from overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialize
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
streets, and the way he was killed, his long career with the u.s. government making officials believe that perhaps he was singled out and targeted. want to talk about paula about this, and what do we know about the victim and who do we think is responsible? >> this is one of the stories we're covering on cnn international and following -- you mentioned this was a senior official at the u.s. embassy, a yemeni national that had worked there for almost two decades. his name hasem. the attackers, as you mentioned, driving up to the car on motorcycles, and this does, as far as sources at cnn have spoken to, sort of bear the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack where they targeted -- they knew the route that this man took to work. he was off duty, according to a state department official who spoke with skr nn. now, you'll remember, of course, the source in yemen was a target of attacks and protests against that anti-islam film. some protesters that day breached the perimeter, burned the u.s. flag, and some sources are saying that mr. aklan was investigate this particular attack. ot
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
just biden responding to paul ryan's criticism of the government stimulus package. >> he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin. we sent millions of dollars. you know why he said -- >> you did ask for stimulus money, consider ek money, correct? >> on two occasions we asked for constituents applying for grants. >> what a debate. did biden help the president's case last night, after the president's tepid performance last week? >> right, he was -- he was sort of the polar opposite of the president. if the president had no passion, joe biden had all passion, all the time. and his job last night as we were saying after the debate was to kind of right the ship, the democratic ship. and i think he did that. because for all of the base of the democratic party that was really disenchanted with the president's performance, disappointed, i think joe biden gave them something to root for. i will say that paul ryan also passed a threshold last night, which is that he seemed very credible, very fluent on foreign poli
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
quick fact check. >> hi, ashley. as i'm sure you know, medicare is the government health insurance program mostly for people over the age of 65. about 50 million americans rely on this program and this financial future over the long term doesn't look so good. the scary part is, though, that both campaigns say the other side's plans for dealing with that are just awful. >> obama care takes $716 billion from medicare to spend on obama care. all you seniors out there, have you been denied choices? they haven't put a credible solution on the table. their ideas are old and their ideas are bad and they eliminate the guarantee of medicare. this is their essential claim that my opponent will destroy medicare, but is that really true? let's take a look at some of the facts and i'll bring in tools and look at the white house plan to begin with. this is the landscape they're dealing with. the cost of medicare will generally increase over the next ten years until it reaches about $1 trillion annually. they want to reduce that by about 10%. that's the orange part here. that's the part they're c
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
spain. let me play it. >> spain spends 42% of their total economy on government. we're now spending 42% of our economy on government. i don't want to go down the path to spain. i want to go down the path of growth that puts americans to work with more money coming in because they're working. >> all right. i don't want -- >> no, no. >> i can imagine it would seem offensive. here is the question had it comes to his words versus the president's words. the president, everyone hangs on every syllable or consonant. mitt romney, does he have more latitude or is he under the same microscope over seize? >> he is not under the same microscope. some of the things he's said in the past before that comment about spain, for instance, about the palestinians and how israelis are somehow implying culturally business minded where as the palestinians are not and some of the things he said regarding russia, for instance, that it is america's number one geopolitical foe, and those have been framed in the foreign press and other countries outside of the united states as gaffes by someone who is not exper
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm EDT
al omar used to rub shoulders with some of the most powerful people in syria. government ministers, foreign dignitaries, and even the syrian president. for five years, omar claims he worked in the presidential palace, his main job was propaganda. >> translator: i was a member of the press office in the presidential palace. we met and manufactured news and see how we could distribute and publish these lies. we invented stories that would help justify the crimes committed by the syrian regime. >> reporter: omar says he was a member of a 15-person team working under long time government spokeswoman bethaynia shaban. omar's job was to trash the defectors' reputations. >> translator: we contacted regime loyalists from lebanon and syria to aper as guests. to say the defectors were bad and corrupt. >> reporter: now omar is one of those defectors and he's offering details and impossible for cnn to independently verify about how the syrian president has coped with the uprising. how did bashar al assad's behavior change over the last year and a half? >> translator: he seemed worried all day
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
his position that the government should spend less or that the government should be smaller. >> reproductive rights. >> reproductive rights and that, by the way, primarily for young women is about birth control. it's not really a bedroom issue, more of a bank account issue. >> can i ask you when i was reading through -- i got the transcript, i was reading through the unedited transcript and i have to say i was really kind of shocked that he went into the contraception issue and talked about his daughters. >> absolutely. and i had the opportunity to interview him in 2008 and he did the same thing. i mean, he really does personalize health issues when he's talking about women's cancer issues, he references his mother's struggles with ovarian cancer -- >> it's kind of weird to have a dad talk about his teenage daughters when it comeso the national issue of contraception. >> it is. it's one of those things that some candidates are comfortable with and others nor not. i think the point he was trying to make was not to politicize his relationship with them one hopes, but really to
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. again. he's served 18 months for bank rolling a deadly dog fighting ring. philadelphia eagles quarterback says as a dad, quote, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals, end quote. vick had been banned from owning a dog until his probation ended in may. >>> a florida man gets quite a shock when he finds a giant eyeball on the beach. you can see it right there. he turned over the eye, roughly the size of a softball. he turned it over to police who sent it
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
what the whole deal's about. preambled governing. policy matters. paul ryan has a talent for bringing passion to policy. ed by han to start calling it, that doesn't add up and really start playing offense and poking holes in the math. >> all right. listen, the vice president has a big approval rating when people are asked, do you like the guy? just the guy. >> the guy. >> he has a low approval rating talking about him as a politician. does he bring the guy tonight or the precision? or does he somehow try to find a blend? >> as you said, he's got to be himself. he's got to bring the guy. >> without the gaffes? >> without the gaffes. >> joe biden, a practiced debater. out of practice four years. that matters. look at his convention speech. when he knows he has a job to do, he can be pretty focused on the message he delivers. so this guy's a pro. but this is the challenge. got to walk that line. got to bring the fight without going off the rails. that can be a real challenge. >> still in office. what he says matters. >> oh, yeah. >> what he says goes overseas. not so much the sa
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 1:00am PDT
despair, the unemployment, you know, the problems that we have. we need government to step in where the private sector is unwilling and to see create jobs. >> same question -- unwilling and unable to create jobs. >> same question, gary, in one minute if you can do it. >> first we have to balance the federal budget. if we don't do, that we'll find ourselves in a monetary collapse, in a monetary collapse, simply, when the dollars we have don't buy a thing because of the accompanying inflation that goes along with borrowing money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar we spend. let's abolish the income tax, corporate tax. let's eliminate the irs. let's replace all of that with a one federal consumption tax. i am embracing the fair tax. i think that under a zero corporate tax rate environment if the private sector doesn't create tens of millions of jobs, i don't know what it takes to create tens of millions of jobs. because we would be bleeding non-transparent federal taxes out of all goods and services. it's really the answer when it comes to american exports. making us competitive wi
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 1:00am PDT
people died in fighting today. this is homs where activists say rebels battled government forces. meantime, turkey's military fired artillery into syria today, retaliating for strikes from syria. leon panetta says the war could become something much worse. >> the fact that there are now exchanges of fire between these two countries raises additional concerns that this conflict could broaden. >>> gas prices in california jumped again overnight, drivers now paying an average of $4.61 a gallon with some parts of the state seeing closer to six bucks. experts are blaming it to a series of problems with refineries coupled with low supply. >>> here's what's we're working on tonight. tv anchor fights back. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> going off on a viewer who called her fat. and a bad example to young girls. is he right? celebrities, local and beyond, even politicians. are they obligated to be attractive and healthy role models? plus-size model emmy has a lot to say about that, live. >>> fat america. our addiction to food rivals drugs. more than one-third of all adults
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
between rebels and government troops were also seen in the capital of damascus, and syria's biggest city, aleppo. >>> and more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria's civil war, while another 303,000 have fled the area. and now, two are becoming casualties of war. >> reporter: rich in history and culture, syria is home to some of the world's greatest landmarks and ancient ruins. but now, after 18 months of fighting and civil war, the global heritage fund says that many treasures are being destroyed. the ancient villages of syria were named a heritage site in 2011. the region is home to byzantine villages and monasteries, many of these old ruins were knocked over as seen in the amateur video, possibly used as roadblocks in the fighting. and syria army tanks have moved through region over the landmarks. this was now a tourist destination, now hit by shelling. this has been around since the time of the crusades, considered some of the most preserved military castles from that area. now, this area is used by rebel forces defending themselves against the government's heavy artille
CNN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT
girls' education. the government went in and managed to clear out the taliban but obviously they pose a big danger. and they haveaid if she survived, we are going to kill her. even her family is afraid, her father was a principal, one of the last schools to close for girls when the taliban took over in 2007, he held out until the last moment, and they closed the school in 2009. it's close to the afghan border very heavy with militancy and the taliban and nthey managed t push them out and reopen the schools, but we see that it's still not safe, but the girls in her class, the whole region, they say we are going to get educated. they see this outpouring of support. but the taliban says nobody goes against us and survives. >> thank you for that update. >>> right now to this political news here in the u.s., former u.s. senator arlen specter died at the age of 82 this morning. he played key roles in critical nate battles, the senator angered colleagues by switching from republican to democrat. he lost his last bid for re-election. those who knew arlen specter well, senator bob casey j
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
and fresh perspective can change the government and our citizens for the better. and that's why she's on "the next list." i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next week. >>> helhello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. we begin with a university of alabama college shooting campus. officials say gilbert collar was naked and acting erratically. they say he confronted the officer, rushed him several times and ignored warnings to back off. the school says the officer shot the young man in the chest once. his friends say they're shocked at what happened. >> you could ask anyone that knew him, he was a great, loving guy, always made people smile, you know. he's not the kind of guy that people knew him and said he would do something like this. >> cnn legal contributor paul allen said alabama law may well come into play in this case down the road. >> alabama also has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida has, so do you know that the officer in this case can probably say he was -- he felt that he was in danger of his life and he was standing his ground in shooting
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
shawn smith and security officers glen doherty and ty woods. the chair of the government committee that initiated this hearing opened up by saying the state department was, quote, coming clean as it released new details just last night. those details include officials saying that attack at the consulate in benghazi was impossible to defend. and today, a regional security officer testified the assault was something the united states had never seen before at a diplomatic outpost. >> i had not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity previously in libya. nor in my time with the diplomatic security service. i'm concerned that this attack signals a new security reality, just as the 1983 beirut marine barracks bombings did for the marines, the 1998 east africa embassy bombings did for the state department, and 9/11 did for our entire country. however, we must remember that it is critical that we balance our risk mitigation efforts with the needs of our diplomats to do their jobs. the answer cannot be to operate from a bunker. >> also, it revealed in this hearing still under way on t
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
government-funded witch hunt. pedro pinto joins us now. his ex-teammates tell some really shocking stories about gaming the drug testing system. te us what they're saying. >> don, it's unbelievable, this report released really sheds light on the dark world of cycling at the time when lance armstrong won seven straight tour de france titles, talking about hotel rooms being transformed into blood transfusion centers and lance armstrong freezing his blood to use it later. he still maintains his innocence. according to testimonies from 11 of his former teammates, there's no doubt that drug supplying, drug taking was going on during the years that lance won all these titles in france. and it really paints a picture that is incredibly dark and that shows that they were doing everything possible to beat the system. incredible and sordid details in this report. lot of pages in there. those are some of the most shocking highlights made by some of his former teammates, don. >> interesting. so what happens now to armstr g armstrong? will he be stripped of his tour victories? what career moves
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
would do in egypt or even libya, he says he would work with the government of libya to find the guys that murdered our ambassador. well, obviously that's what the obama administration is doing. >> you have a lot of fodder for your weekend show, so we'll be watching it and also for suzanne malveaux's shows which is up and coming. thank you for taking the time to be on our show today. fareed zakaria, and as i sign off, i do want remind you "newsroom international" starts right now with suzanne malveaux. >> kuhn dem the president for leading from behind, declaring it is time to change -- criticized the obama administration for not having an overall strategy in this region, and here's how he summed it up. the know the president hopes for a safer, freer, aligned middle east with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> now, wolf, we know he was referring to a lot of the protests around in the region, and even the killing of the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya,
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. also protests of dozens of other cities. labor unions are threatening to strike if the government refuses to allow a general vote on the austerity measures. the protests appeared peaceful. no reports of any violence thankfully. >>> tonight's spacex launch will officially turn space into a business. the resupply mission to the international space mission will launch from cape canaveral, florida. spacex successfully demonstrated it could do the job in may when it docked a capsule with the space station. we'll go live to florida later on this hour. ♪ >>> well, republican voters in port st. lucie, florida, are turning out in big numbers for their candidate, mitt romney. it's his second straight day up and down the critical swing state, and today he pointed again to one of the key differences between his and president obama's plans. listen. >> if he is re-elected, he will install obama care and with it your premiums are going to go up an extra $2,500 above what they already are in current health care plan. my plan is i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
islamabad. >>> a new government report shows two companies that employ thousands of americans may actually pose a security concern for the united states. >>> nascar drivers are questioning their safety after a 20 car pile-up at one of nascar's most famous tracks. why one driver calls it bloodthirsty. >>> the obama campaign launching a counteroffensive to a speech th hasn't happened yet. >> reckless. immaturish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. >> that's what you call a prebuttal. prebuttal. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning to you. happy monday. i'm carol costello. that's where we begin on the campaign trail. president obama is raising cash. mitt romney is raising concerns. this morning he's ripping the administration's handling of the middle east and its many recent flash points like the fatal terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. romney is trying to polish his own spotty record on foreign affairs and he faces some public doubts. according to to a
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
part of an intense is investigation to find the gunmen, the pakistani government, under increasing pressure to solve the case, has given conflicting accounts of the probably, the interior minister says the two men have been identified and arrests are coming soon. the foreign minister says that 100 people were dastopped for questioning, a regional authority says that 35 were in custody, three blame malala yousufzai's shooting on a man linked to the taliban. the taliban claims they plotted the attack, but police say still no hard evidence who pulled the trigger. on friday, the outpouring of support continued with a message from the prime minister. >> and we have to unite and stand together. >> reporter: and vigils across the country, pakistanis, young and old, praying for malala, a 14-year-old human rights activist, whose legend grows by the day. >> she is a little child, gives older people hope and inspiration. and sanity, and brings us back from depression and dejection. >> a top spokesperson said that doctors will keep a close eye on the swelling in malala's brain, swelling, of co
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
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Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
very open about the fact that he brought home millions and millions of dollars in federal government spending to his home state of pennsylvania for cancer research and other projects in pennsylvania. to the end, he just did not apologize for that. >> and the response has been just overwhelming online and people writing in to cnn talking about him. and you talked about what a moderate he is. looking back, people will say he worked on both sides of the aisle. that angered people on both sides of the aisle. he was not apologetic about it. and even with don't ask, don't tell people were upset with him. we need more like him in washington. >> reporter: well, you know, he was a breed that didn't and does not currently exist that much anymore. and it's true on both sides of the aisle. moderates on the democratic side have been defeated by people more partisan this their own party. going back to specter, one of the more interesting things to note here is his service on the judiciary committee. for the 30 years he was in congress, he was on the judiciary committee the entire time. that's how
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
opposition or with the government. what does that mean, fred? it can mean not getting into university or getting a job. >> is there any indication of when we might hear about these election results? >> reporter: it's going to be a late night for sure. what's different is the system is completely automated, but you don't count votes until 85 of the votes have returned. when you talk about long line-ups, fred, it could be a long night. >> thanks so much in carraacasc venezuela. >>> hoping to build momentum following the presidential debat debates, president obama stumping in california, mitt romney also on the road after what many saw as a lackluster debate last week for the president in particular. he's hoping the new lower unemployment rate will give him a boost. the president is attending a fund-raiser in los angeles, and then he heads on to ohio. mitt romney in the meantime is spending the weekend in florida where yesterday he spent much of the day preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house. >>> and, of course, you don't want to forget t
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Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
government forces gets worse. a landmark -- activists say regime forces took over the religious building, set it on fire and then ran away, aleppo is a world land mark site. >>> and for a second, it looks cool, but this is tragedy at work here, a fire works show in china went terribly wrong and all of it was caught on video. chinese television reports that at least 100 people were injured when the fire works fell into the crowd. many people suffered burns, the incident is now under investigation. >> sky diver felix baumgartner makes history with a record jump from outer space. we'll have more on the significance of this accomplishment. with tums smoothies. so fast and smooth, you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums [ male announcer ] tums smoothies. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have l
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
about his ability to live in the u.s. prison system. his attorney asked the government to return two prosthetics taken from him as he flew with other suspects from the uk to new york. his attorney said without the limbs, he won't be able to function in a civilized manner. he fought extradition for years in the uk and europe and is accused in a 1998 kidnapping in yemen, plotting to put a terrorist training camp in oregon and supporting violent jihad in afghanistan. the federal magistrate ordered him held on arraignment for tuesday. two of the men who were flown in overnight with him did enter not guilty pleas at an earlier proceeding. they are charged with conspiring to kill americans in the east african embassy bombings in 1998 which caused the deaths of 224 people and injured thousands of others. two other men accused of fund-raising for terrorism through the internet entered not guilty pleas in a connecticut court. if convicted, he faces life in prison. the defendants are facing trial in american civilian courts, not in military court, as in guantanamo bay, because that was the
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with tight control over government and over all these people. >> that was him voting. let's show the people voting here in the united states. many voters travel to new orleans from miami, this must be really crucial for people to be traveling to new orleans from miami. >> this is set to be a close election, don. what happens is that there are as many as 100,000 venezuelans abroad. 70,000 of them here in the united states. if the election is close enough, they could decide the election. that's why you see voting there. most of them live in miami, but since the consulate was closed in miami, they were forced to drive or fly a thousand miles away to new orleans. but they did and that shows you how committed they are. >> a lot of them convoys, too. listen, when we say what's at stake, obviously these people have strong feelings about the selection, what does happen if it does not go hugo chavez's way? >> he was asked what would happen if he doesn't win, he said we have the potential for civil war because he says his followers are so committed, are so energized that they would not take an
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